The 23rd annual Thoroughbred Charities of America Select Stallion Season Auction, will be held Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington.
The cocktail party-style event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and dinner, followed by the select season auction at 8:15 p.m.
The auction will feature seasons to 21 stallions: Arch, Bodemeister , Broken Vow *, Congrats , Curlin , Elusive Quality *, English Channel , Exchange Rate, First Samurai (Live Foal), Gio Ponti , Harlan's Holiday, Kitten's Joy (Live Foal), Macho Uno , Malibu Moon (Live Foal), Medaglia d'Oro *, More Than Ready , Quality Road , Shackleford , Smart Strike, Speightstown , and Super Saver .
All seasons are no guarantee unless indicated as live foal. Stallions marked with an "*" indicate a free return to the stallion in 2014 should the mare not get in foal or not produce a live foal.
In addition to the stallion seasons, other auction items will include a weekend stay in the WinStar Farm guest house; a Triple Crown ticket package; a sports package featuring tickets to the Breeders' Cup; a NASCAR Nationwide Series Race; Keeneland and the Indianapolis 500; winner's choice of select John Deere equipment; two Los Cabos vacations; a New York City getaway; and an African safari. Bidding on non-season items is available until Jan. 4 on www.biddingforgood.com/tcaauction.
The Select Stallion Season Auction will also feature a Diamond Champagne Raffle sponsored by Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers and a silent auction.
The Belmont Child Care Association will be honored with the TCA Industry Service Award and Frank Stronach will be honored with the TCA Leadership Award.
The Select Stallion Season Auction will be preceded by a telephone auction to be held Jan. 3-4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The majority of TCA's seasons will be sold during the telephone auction with the select seasons going into the live auction Jan. 5. The telephone auction hotline is (859) 276-4989.
For a complete list of seasons or to purchase tickets for the Select Stallion Season Auction please visit www.tca.org or call (859) 276-4989.
Select Stallion Season Auction sponsors include Brushwood Stable, Adena Springs, Rosenberg Thoroughbred Consulting, Candyland Farm, PBI Bank, Lael Stable, Marilyn Hoffman - Hoffman International Properties of Lexington, Provations Group, Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers, Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, L.V. Harkness, and Blood-Horse Publications.